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French Movie Night: Balzac’s “Lost Illusions”

Hosted by the Consul of the New York Fun Only Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Tue 08 Mar 21:00 - 23:00

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Following requests from our members, we are going to have another French movie night.

The movie is a Protected content of one of Honoré de Balzac’s greatest novels by Xavier Giannoli.


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In Protected content , Lucien de Rubempré (Benjamin Voisin) arrives in Paris as a sensitive and idealistic young poet determined to write a reputation-making novel. Instead, he finds himself swept into journalism, whose influence and reach is booming with the help of the printing press, widely available of late. Under the mentorship of editor Étienne Lousteau (Vincent Lacoste), Lucien agrees to write rave theater reviews for bribes, achieving material success at the expense of his conscience. With this sweeping, sumptuous adaptation of one of Honoré de Balzac’s greatest novels, Xavier Giannoli crafts a surprisingly contemporary tale of corruption amidst an early form of “fake news,” boasting an all-star cast that includes Gérard Depardieu and Jeanne Balibar.